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Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 Test
Results are generally reported within two to four days
Covid Clinic utilizes multiple independent laboratories to process specimens collected and multiple molecular tests in order to offer PCR or TMA testing on a consistent basis. The molecular NAAT PCR or TMA test will be one of the following three tests, but Covid Clinic is unable to guarantee which of the tests will be utilized for a specific sample:
Roche cobas SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR
Hologic Aptima SARS-CoV-2 Assay
LabCorp COVID-19 RT PCR Test
Covid Clinic is happy to offer COVID-19 PCR or TMA testing services. This testing meets the requirements for most travel restrictions; however, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to review any applicable travel restrictions prior to booking an appointment in order to ensure the service will meet the patient’s travel restriction requirement(s).
The specimen is collected by a nasal (anterior nares) swab. Please note that most travel restrictions require that a traveler’s test specimen IS COLLECTED within 48 to 72 hours upon arrival at destination. Results for the Standard Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 Test are generally reported within two to four days, but this delivery time is not guaranteed. If a patient needs their result delivered with a guaranteed turnaround time please see Covid Clinic’s Expedited Molecular NAAT (PCR or TMA) COVID-19 Test service offering.
Testing specimens collected at Covid Clinic are sent to third-party laboratories for processing. These laboratories may bill the patient’s insurance for their services. Covid Clinic strongly encourages all patients to provide any insurance information so patients may be able to avoid being billed directly by the third-party laboratory that processes the patient’s specimen. If a patient is uninsured, the third-party lab processing the specimen may attempt to collect public funding in lieu of billing the patient.
Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test
Results are generally reported within 60 minutes
Quidel Corporation Sofia SARS Antigen FIA Test
Covid Clinic is offering the Quidel Corporation Sofia SARS Antigen FIA Test. This test has received an emergency use authorization from the FDA.
The specimen is collected by a nasal swab. The cotton swab does not need to be inserted far into the nose, and is rotated in a circle around the entire inside edge of each nostril at least three times. Results are generally available within 24 hours and delivered to the patient via email (with the individual’s consent).
Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test
Results are generally reported within 24 hours
Satisfies most travel restriction requirements
Collected by anterior nares nasal swab (front of the nose only)
The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test is a molecular, in vitro diagnostic test utilizing end point reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and lateral flow technologies for the qualitative, visual detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA. The four steps utilized to perform the test are lysis of the virus, reverse transcription of viral RNA to cDNA, nucleic acid amplification, and detection.
The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 Test has been released under FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection), and can be used in applications that require molecular/ RT-PCR testing. Please consult your state health department for additional information regarding specific uses (such as pre and post travel requirements). Many travel restrictions require a RT-PRC, molecular, or NAAT test be conducted prior to arrival at the destination. The Rapid RT-PCR COVID-19 test satisfies most travel requirements; however, it is the purchaser’s responsibility to verify the test will be accepted for travel prior to purchase.
All testing administered by our testing partners, COVID Clinic
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Testing for Businesses, Organizations, and Events
Lifeline Health and testing facilitator COVID-Clinic are happy to offer COVID-19 related testing services to any business, organization, or event. To inquire, please email email@example.com with the dates you would like to begin testing, the estimated number of people to be tested, and the frequency of testing. Please include the business’s name, the primary contact’s phone number, and email address in the email subject line.